'Slow down, kids’: Lil Yachty speaks out following speeding arrest

Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty was arrested Sept. 21 after authorities said he was driving more than 150 mph on the Downtown Connector.

Credit: Ryan Fleisher

Credit: Ryan Fleisher

Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty, who was arrested last week after authorities said they clocked him going more than 150 mph on the Downtown Connector, addressed the incident Monday in a post on the TikTok social media platform.

"Slow down, kids,” he said.

Georgia State Patrol troopers pulled over 23-year-old Miles McCollum, as he’s officially known, near University Avenue on Sept. 21, authorities said.

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McCollum, who was driving a white Ferrari, was taken to the Atlanta City Jail on charges of reckless driving and speeding and later released, according to the GSP.

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It’s not the first time the rapper has been arrested on speeding charges. He crashed a red Ferrari near the same area back in June, authorities told Channel 2 Action News. At that time, witnesses said his speed and the wet roads caused the accident.

In his latest TikTok post, McCollum doesn’t deny he was speeding on the connector last week.

“Yeah,” he said. "It happened.

"God forbid the mug shot comes out. Hopefully, it doesn’t.”

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